The Central Government signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and documentation for establishing three Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) at Ranchi in Jharkhand and Nagpur and Pune in Maharashtra.
These IIITs will be operated in the public-private-partnership (PPP) mode with participation of the state government and industry, apart from the Central government.
The IIITs are expected to bring out high quality IT manpower required for building up the IT industry in the country, an official press release said.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Secretary, Department of Higher Education on behalf of the Central government and by Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, ADCC Infocad, Nagpur and Hubtown, Mumbai.
IIIT-Ranchi will operate from the Old Judicial Academy in the Administrative Training Institute, Ranchi, admitting 120 students for the year 2016-17 through the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2016. The partners for IIIT-Ranchi — TCS and Tata Motors — have committed participation in developing curriculum which is required by the industry. The institution will be mentored by NIT-Jamshedpur.
IIIT-Nagpur will be set up in the BMIT Campus (temporary campus) with the participation of ADCC Infocad and TCS. The government of Maharashtra has identified 88 acres of land for setting up a permanent campus. The BNIT will be the mentor institution. It has proposed to admit 120 students in the CSE and ECE branches in 2016 through JEE-2016 examination.
IIIT-Pune will be set up in the Siddhant Engineering College (temporary campus) and the permanent campus will be constructed at Chakan for which the state government has identified 100 acres of land.The industry partners are Hubtown Mumbai and Roltas, who have agreed to develop the curriculum suitable to the industry. The institute will start functioning under the mentorship of COE Pune and 120 students will be admitted in 2016 through JEE-2016.
With this, the total number of IIITs in the PPP mode has gone up to 16, leaving four more to be set up.
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